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Senior citizens get P500 as monthly pension

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Elderly beneficiary receives pension for six months. Photo: Ernie Esconde

SAMAL, Bataan — Senior citizens during a payout here on Tuesday received P3,000 each for their social pension for six months ending June 30, 2023. 

Jaina Honra of the municipal social welfare development office said that senior citizens who are social pension beneficiaries are entitled to P500 each per month from funds coming from the national government.

Tuesday’s payment of P3,000 to the elderly aged 60 and above corresponds to their social pension from January 1 to June 30, 2023. 

Honra said there are more than 900 beneficiaries of the social pension in 14 barangays in Samal.

Maria Dela Cruz, 76, of Barangay Sta. Lucia was grateful for receiving P3,000 but expressed the hope that what the government promised will be fulfilled. She said that she has heard that their social pension was increased from P500 to P1,000 per month. 

“Maraming salamat dahil may pambili na ako ng gamot at panggastos kaya lang sana madagdagan ang aming benepisyo at matupad ang pangako dahil kulang na kulang ito,”
Dela Cruz said. 

“Kailan kaya ibibigay ang P1,000 kada buwan na napirmahan na daw at nababasa lang namin,” the old woman asked. 

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